Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Dec 2008 16:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Consider the following a little Christmas gift. Some of you may have already noticed, but for a few months already OSNews has seen a shift in content. Not necessarily in the subjects we cover, but more in the way we present our news. We've experimented for long enough now - we have settled on a definitive change in our content type. Read on for the details.
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RE[10]: Regular posts
by sbergman27 on Sat 27th Dec 2008 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Regular posts"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

Just because you didn't like it doesn't mean it's bad. It just means YOU didn't like it. Everyone else here seems to be perfectly fine with it, so I'm assuming you are a statistical glitch.

Well... so far, few seem to be strongly against the plan. Not that it would make that much difference if they were. Consider it constructive feedback when I say that if I knew of a site of similar orientation, and which had as high quality a user community I would likely move to it. It is the user community and not so much OSNews itself which makes it worth visiting, IMO. In fact, I suspect that if another similar site did get started, and gained enough momentum to get noticed, you might be facing a mass exodus. The attitude of "this is a done deal, and you guys really have no choice" is a recurring one here are OSNews. One which has never sat very well with me. But for the moment, I don't think I would want to sacrifice the conversations I have with my friends (and foes) here.

Which does bring to mind a suggestion that I have actually made here before, but only in jest. But I ran into a site which actually supported it, and decided that maybe it might be worth seriously discussing. I'm not sure I'm actually recommending this. But I ran into a site the other day which had a "Friends" system, similar to here at OSNews, to allow one to explicitly organize their "Friend/Fan" relationships. But they also had a complementary "Foes" system to allow users to explicitly organize their "Foe/Enemy" relationships. At the very least, discussion of this might be entertaining. :-)

Edited 2008-12-27 20:33 UTC

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RE[11]: Regular posts
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 27th Dec 2008 20:43 in reply to "RE[10]: Regular posts"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

you might be facing a mass exodus


You mean like the one we've been in the middle of ever since, like, 2003?

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RE[12]: Regular posts
by sbergman27 on Sat 27th Dec 2008 21:05 in reply to "RE[11]: Regular posts"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

You mean like the one we've been in the middle of ever since, like, 2003?

I'm not sure what your question is. What is the significance of 2003? I'm pretty sure I was a reader back through that time (under an old account with a username which escapes me at this time.) Did something special happen in 2003?

BTW, would my old account, unused for years, still exist somewhere? I'm now curious as to just how long I *have* been reading OSNews.

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